English, Professional Writing
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The Master of Arts Degree in English with an Emphasis in Professional Writing began in the fall of 2017. The program features classes in writing for the public, such as grant writing; writing for electronic environments, such as digital literacies and news media writing; writing for publication, such as editing and document design; and theories of writing. This degree will help you develop the flexibility necessary for a wide variety of writing occupations.

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  • Jump Start Option
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  • Graduate Teaching Assistantships
The M.A. in English with an Emphasis in Professional Writing also features the Jump Start option. With this option, Pittsburg State juniors and seniors who meet certain eligibility guidelines may take up to three additional courses that will count toward the M.A. Emphasis in Professional Writing. The Jump Start option will allow students to decrease the typical time to degree by at least a semester.

You can read more about the new M.A. in English with an Emphasis in Professional Writing on the English Master's Program Page, including information on application and portfolio procedures. 


Graduate teaching assistantships are available to qualified students on a competitive basis. To be considered for an assistantship, please read the instructions under Application for Graduate Teaching Assistantships.


About English and Modern Languages Department

The Department of English and Modern Languages offers baccalaureate degrees and a master’s degree program. Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) programs are offered in English and in Modern Languages. A Bachelor of Science in Education and a master’s program are also offered in English. The department offers minors in English, English Teaching, Creative Writing, French, Professional Writing, and Spanish.

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